The RescueDigest Podcast Episode 24: Dennis Rubin on a Chief’s Challenges of Change

A Fire Medic Perspective: A Chief’s Challenges of Change with retired (but still incredibly active) Chief Dennis Rubin, formerly serving as Chief of Washington DC, Atalanta, GA, Norfolk, VA, and Dothan, AL Fire Departments.

[powerpress] Rom Duckworth speaks with Dennis Rubin about the challenges facing him when he took over the embattled DC Fire and EMS service and how leaders in emergency services need to be ready roll with the punches when it comes to large-scale organizational change.

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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via